Issue 188 April 2006

  1. Evaluating the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy DEBORAH CLARK

1. Evaluating the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy DEBORAH CLARK

   2 The artist, the thief, the flag and sedition ADAM GECZY    Photo Wayne Taylor © John Fairfax Publications

2 The artist, the thief, the flag and sedition ADAM GECZY

Photo Wayne Taylor © John Fairfax Publications

   3 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth KAREN BURNS    Yinka Shonibare, still from Un ballo in maschera (A masked ball), 2004 colour video, sound, 32 min. edition of 6. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York. © Yinka Shonibare, courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York.

3 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth KAREN BURNS

Yinka Shonibare, still from Un ballo in maschera (A masked ball), 2004 colour video, sound, 32 min. edition of 6. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York. © Yinka Shonibare, courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York.

   4 People of the cedar: First nations art from the northwest coast of Canada MELINDA HINKSON    Fred Modeste, First nation: Coast Salish, Sxwaixwe mask, c. 1975, wood, paint. Courtesy of the High Commission of Canada, Australia.

4 People of the cedar: First nations art from the northwest coast of Canada MELINDA HINKSON

Fred Modeste, First nation: Coast Salish, Sxwaixwe mask, c. 1975, wood, paint. Courtesy of the High Commission of Canada, Australia.

   5 Koorah Coolingah – Children long ago: The lost paintings of the Carrolup School JOHN MATEER    Reynold Hart, Spirit figures and possum, Carrolup, 1948, pastel on paper. Courtesy of the University of Western Australia’s Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

5 Koorah Coolingah – Children long ago: The lost paintings of the Carrolup School JOHN MATEER

Reynold Hart, Spirit figures and possum, Carrolup, 1948, pastel on paper. Courtesy of the University of Western Australia’s Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

   6 Miriam Stannage: Sensations JOHN MATEER    Miriam Stannage, Missing (detail), 1991, triptych, mixed media on canvas. Collection of the artist.

6 Miriam Stannage: Sensations JOHN MATEER

Miriam Stannage, Missing (detail), 1991, triptych, mixed media on canvas.
Collection of the artist.

   7 Pelt: Modern aesthetics in the moving image ANN FINEGAN    Virginia Hilyard, frame still: Cyprus hedge maze, Super 8 film from In the depths, 2005. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Virginia Hilyard

7 Pelt: Modern aesthetics in the moving image ANN FINEGAN

Virginia Hilyard, frame still: Cyprus hedge maze, Super 8 film from In the depths, 2005. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Virginia Hilyard

   8 On being (almost) invisible PETER TIMMS    Installation by Anne Mestitz at Friendly Beaches Lodge, February 2006. Photo Simon Cuthbert.

8 On being (almost) invisible PETER TIMMS

Installation by Anne Mestitz at Friendly Beaches Lodge, February 2006. Photo Simon Cuthbert.

   9 How art can change the world: art, life and modernity in Western Arnhem Land IAN MCLEAN    John Mawurndjul, Mardayin design, 2006. Courtesy Maningrida Arts & Culture. © John Mawurndjul

9 How art can change the world: art, life and modernity in Western Arnhem Land IAN MCLEAN

John Mawurndjul, Mardayin design, 2006.
Courtesy Maningrida Arts & Culture. © John Mawurndjul

   10 Obituary: The public life of Harry Seidler CRAIG BREMNER    Architect Harry Seidler, a driving force in Sydney’s reach for the sky, with models of his Australia Square building. It was completed in 1967 and was at the time the world’s tallest lightweight concrete building, 15 August 1964. Photo Stuart MacGladerie. © John Fairfax Publications

10 Obituary: The public life of Harry Seidler CRAIG BREMNER

Architect Harry Seidler, a driving force in Sydney’s reach for the sky, with models of his Australia Square building. It was completed in 1967 and was at the time the world’s tallest lightweight concrete building, 15 August 1964. Photo Stuart MacGladerie. © John Fairfax Publications

   12 Ann Stephen, On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn REX BUTLER    REX BUTLER Ann Stephen On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn The Miegunyah Press, 2006 251 pp. RRP $54.95.

12 Ann Stephen, On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn REX BUTLER

REX BUTLER
Ann Stephen
On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn
The Miegunyah Press, 2006 251 pp. RRP $54.95.

   13 Barbara Bolt, Art beyond representation: The performative power of the image CHRISTINE NICHOLLS    CHRISTINE NICHOLLS Barbara Bolt Art beyond representation: The performative power of the image IB Taurus, 2004 256 pp. $46 RRP

13 Barbara Bolt, Art beyond representation: The performative power of the image CHRISTINE NICHOLLS

CHRISTINE NICHOLLS
Barbara Bolt
Art beyond representation: The performative power of the image
IB Taurus, 2004 256 pp. $46 RRP